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Veterans Returning to School

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Through its American Graduate program, Mississippi Public Broadcasting is creating a hub of resources for veterans thinking about returning to school. MPB started with a workforce luncheon Dec. 6, to discuss resources and challenges veterans have to further their education and improve career opportunities. Representatives from the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Health Administration, Military One Sour

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, December 20th

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On today's show: We'll hear from medical experts why some individuals are less jolly around the holidays. Then, find out how a new food pantry is helping several hundred veterans with meals and support. And in our book club author Philip Ratcliffe details the life of Mississippi John Hurt. Plus, a Christmas selection from the Mississippi College Singers.

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Concern about Veterans' Food Insecurity Gaining Attention

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More than 190-thousand veterans live in Mississippi according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Officials say the number of veterans facing food insecurity is a concern. As MPB's Desare Frazier reports, a new food pantry is helping.

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Experts share tips on how to get over the holiday blues

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Medical experts say stress, anxiety and depression increases during what some call the most wonderful time of the year. Doctors tell MPB's Ashley Norwood how Mississippians can cope with holiday stress.

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Visit Jackson Faces Scrutiny After PEER Report

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The capitol city's tourism agency could be disbanded after a state watch dog agency's report. MPB's Desare Frazier explains.

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State officials invite Mississippi families to honor their loved ones who were victims of violent crimes

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Data compiled by the FBI show the number of violent crimes in America is increasing. At an annual event in the capital city, dozens of family members of homicide victims in Mississippi gathered to remember their loved ones.

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Surge in Detainees Leads to Housing Undocumented Immigrants in Miss.

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A surge in arrests along the U.S. southern border has led to housing undocumented immigrants in a Mississippi prison.

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Health officials push preventative care

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Recent data show Mississippi is closing 2018 with high rates of cardiovascular disease and obesity. The state's leading health officials tell MPB's Ashley Norwood they are ramping up awareness about preventative care.

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Woman Celebrates UMMC Procedure and her love life

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This holiday season a Mississippi woman who is cancer-free credits a procedure only done at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As MPB's Desare Frazier reports, the ordeal has also rejuvenated her love life.

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Mississippi nearly tops the list of states with the most mortgage free homeowners

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A new study shows more than half of owner-occupied homes in Mississippi are paid-off. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports why so many citizens are choosing to buy.

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